"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Spurs take fourth.

Spurs brushed aside Sunderland yesterday but had to endure a few scares before we made the three points safe.

Sunderland, in fact, took the lead from an excellent free kick. It was their first shot of the match and you could just sense it was going in straight from the soft free kick we conceded. White hart Lane was stunned and it looked like it could be tough from then on. Luckily, Sunderland have the worst organised back four in the country, not helped by Hoyte, the on loan reject from the Nomads. It was all Spurs and we finally got our breakthrough in the 37-minute, Stalteri putting the ball into space for Keane to slide the ball across goal. Mido rammed it home.

Spurs took the lead soon after the break. A flick on from Mido and Robbie Keane charging forward caused all sorts of panic in the Sunderland defence and the ball trickled over the line. Sunderland hit back though and were level on the hour mark or so, poor defending letting in Le Tallic to equalise. The ref then awarded a penalty that never was. Up stood Mr Reliable, Robbie Keane, who promptly missed for the first time in his career. It looked like it was not going to be our day.

By then Lennon had been introduced and was scaring the life out of the back four. It was great to see him mug Hoyte time after time. Tainio was also becoming better and better and looked excellent in the white of Spurs. He played a great ball out wide for Carrick to run onto. No one was near him and he strode deep in the Sunderland box before passing the ball into the far corner – a great goal.

So Spurs move into fourth but it was not easy. The defence was not fantastic again but Stalteri impressed putting in his best performance of the season. It was worrying how we continued to sit back on one goal leads – the team still needs to learn from the 1-1 draw with the Spammers a couple of weeks back. We were also very narrow with Jenas looking lost out wide, in a position he said himself that he does not enjoy. Lennon, on the other hand, looked excellent.



Anonymous defo said...

edgar davids and robi keane hed a bust-ap in traning on friday.that is not very good

8:09 PM, December 04, 2005

Anonymous Englands No.2 said...

Didn't look like it when Davids came and defended Keane when he lashed out at that defender

9:20 PM, December 04, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the bust-up is testament of how much all our squad want be winners, even in training. I hope that they both can be big enough to shrug it off as a moment of madness and put it behind them so they can help the squad get on with the job in hand - EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.
They seemed to have sorted things out judging by the way they were celebrating the goals together yesterday, lets hope so eh.

9:21 PM, December 04, 2005

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

we gotta start killing teams off. a hard fought narrow 3 points, but it shows a good team who wins games like that witout playing well. jol needs to decide 2 from davids, carrick, jenas. jj looks lost out on the right - he cant play there with both lennon and routledge fit. lets hop defoe dont sulk too much either ! finally, steve kelly deserves a game - maybe at left back ? not sure Lee is up to it ??

10:11 PM, December 04, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tanio is excellent. He needs to start every game and surely a goal is coming, he is getting closer with each game.

Lennon or Routledge to start against Pompey. We need to attack them.

12:08 PM, December 05, 2005

Anonymous james said...

lee is up to it like stalteri he needs a few games to adjust and will show his true worth..but we do need to keep kelly happy but full back substitutes dont usually happen unless theres injuries so unless lee or stalter gets dropped or injured i cant see him making the team. i think away from home tanio davids carrick and jenas is the way to go as its hard to break that quartet down but at home pick two wingers possible lennon and routledge of either wing (not reid) and play either tainio davids carrick and jenas, hard decision to make but it will make them play for their places harder. especially wen we have two quality wingers on the bench we must use them at home.

12:22 PM, December 05, 2005


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